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json2001

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Finally the sale comes to VA!

So, I'm looking at getting a larger brew pot - can't spend as much as the deluxe Boilermakers. But, I am looking at the super brew pots: Austin Homebrew Supply which I could drill and outfit as I see fit as I get further.

But I can't decide - should I get the 40qt or the 60qt? I am looking to get into all grain and doing full boils. But I've read that at some point everyone likes to get into 10gallon batches.

So what to get? Can a 60qt do the smaller 5 gallon batches without issue?

Thanks in advance.
 

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As you said, at some point, most people decide to do 10 gallon batches. Remember that you'll generally save money buying in bulk, so brewing 1 10 gallon batch is going to be cheaper than brewing 2 5 gallons batches to get the same amount of finished product.

I don't see any real reason why a 60 qt pot couldn't be used to do 5 gallon batches. Assuming you have a strong burner that can get that pot nice and hot, it should work fine. Just be careful to stir regularly to avoid hot/cold spots.

Edited: 60 qt SS pot... I'm so jealous right now. :p
 
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The 60 quart has been order along with a mini-mash of their West Coast Pale.

So excited! Thanks for the feedback!
 

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The 60 quart has been order along with a mini-mash of their West Coast Pale.

So excited! Thanks for the feedback!
I ordered the 40qt. Megapot the other day from AHS. The only problem is that I did not measure my stove and account for the large size of the pot.

My stove has raised edges on each side of the stove so I won't be able to use the stove in all likelihood. :(. There is a slim chance that I will be able to make it work using the front and back burner. If that doesn't work I may have to go to using a propane burner outside.

Sometimes I wish I would think before I acted.
 
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